This is on display at Metro Center. I saw it last night as I made my way to Chinatown to have dinner at La Tasca with my friend Nancy. The small print you may not be able to read says, “It’s no joke. Trial lawyers are suing restaurants and food companies because their clients eat too much.” It’s part of a campaign I’ve seen around town from The Center for Consumer Freedom. Ah, trial lawyers. Thank you for saving us from ourselves at our own expense for years. I don’t know how we’d survive without you.
Consumer freedom? There’s a thought. It’s kind of how I feel about smoking bans. I mean, I like not reeking like a pack of Benson and Hedges, but I’m also down with that business owner deciding for himself if he wants smoking in the place. Oh, and I don’t need you protecting me from Oreos. I know they’re bad for me. And although I don’t eat it often, I sure do enjoy McDonald’s. When my liver fails and I have to be wheeled out of my house on a forklift, it’ll suck, but I’ll have nobody to blame but me.